Official images of new Skoda Kodiaq GT leaked online

New Coupe SUV leaked online in official images – China-only BMW X4 rival will be called Skoda Kodiaq GT.

Official images of the new Skoda Kodiaq GT have leaked online. The images, which appear to be official pictures of the production model, appeared on Dutch site AutoWeek.

As expected from the official preview sketches, the GT features a more rakish roofiline to the detriment of a pair of back seats – think of the GT as the Kodiaq family’s Audi Q8 to the more conventional Q7.

The Continue reading “Official images of new Skoda Kodiaq GT leaked online”

New BMW X7 Concept revealed – pictures

BMW has topped-off its SUV line-up with the luxurious new BMW X7 using technology from the Rolls-Royce Cullinan

BMW is going after the Range Rover and Mercedes GLS with its new X7 SUV, revealed here in full ahead of its launch in Britain next March.

It’s the largest SUV BMW has ever built and is a real sign of where the new car market has been moving in recent times. The brand has been in the SUV business for less than 20 years, but it already produces seven separate models, and this Continue reading “New BMW X7 Concept revealed – pictures”

Terrafugia starts taking orders for first flying car

Terrafugia Transition flying car

Terrafugia, the flying car startup company with backing from China’s Geely, has begun taking orders for its first flying car. 

Automotive News Europe (subscription required) reported Tuesday that deliveries of the flying car are expected to begin in 2019. The vehicle, called the Transition, will only be sold in the U.S. at a starting price of $279,000. The company has been taking $10,000 deposits for reservations for the vehicle since July.

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First Jaguar I-Pace delivered in US

First Jaguar I-Pace U.S. retail delivery – October, 2018

Ahead of retail sales next month, Jaguar has delivered the first of its I-Pace electric crossovers in North America. Mark and Holly Pascarella of Lakewood Ranch, Florida are the first owners of the electric Jaguar, and a fitting family they are.

Mark Pascarella told Jaguar his family has owned numerous Jaguar vehicles. Specifically, the household has seen two XKRs, two F-Types, and an F-Pace. The I-Pace is the latest addition to the Continue reading “First Jaguar I-Pace delivered in US”

Is Your Road Knowledge Lacking?

A survey conducted by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, found that many drivers have a real lack of awareness of the rules of the road, putting themselves and others in danger.

More than 50% admitted their road knowledge was so poor, they didn’t recognise the roundabout sign.

More than two-thirds of drivers admitted they had no understanding of the two second rule.

Over 1,000 motorists participated in the survey for IAM RoadSmart to test their Continue reading “Is Your Road Knowledge Lacking?”

New 2019 BMW X7: flagship BMW SUV arrives to tackle the Range Rover

BMW has topped-off its SUV line-up with the luxurious new BMW X7 using technology from the Rolls-Royce Cullinan

BMW is going after the Range Rover and Mercedes GLS with its new X7 SUV, revealed here in full ahead of its launch in Britain next March.

It’s the largest SUV BMW has ever built and is a real sign of where the new car market has been moving in recent times. The brand has been in the SUV business for less than 20 years, but it already produces seven separate models, and this Continue reading “New 2019 BMW X7: flagship BMW SUV arrives to tackle the Range Rover”

VW emissions scandal: Audi fined £700m for rule breaches

Abraham Schot becomes new Audi chairman on temporary basis following Rupert Stadler's arrest over emissions scandal fears

Audi has been fined £700 million (€800m) by German authorities for breaching car emissions rules. The penalty comes after prosecutors detected “deviations from regulatory requirements” related to examples of the company’s V6 and V8 diesel engines.

The fine brings to an end Audi’s proceedings at the hands of Munich prosecutors, and follows an £880 million fine Continue reading “VW emissions scandal: Audi fined £700m for rule breaches”

Plug-in car grant cut: drivers rush to take advantage before axe falls

Official figures show just 1,306 EV grants and 2,374 PHEV subsidies are left in Government coffers before grants are cut on 9 November

Drivers are rushing to take advantage of the Government’s grant for plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and electric cars (EVs) following news the subsidy will be cut.

The Department for Transport (DfT) and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) recently confirmed the £2,500 grant for plug-in hybrids will end on 9 November, with the grant for EVs reducing from Continue reading “Plug-in car grant cut: drivers rush to take advantage before axe falls”

E-Bikes for Everyone!

Most of us have owned a bicycle at one time or another during our lives. However from the nostalgia of our first childhood bike has evolved a new mode of transport. Using energy efficient and green technology the electric bike, otherwise known as an e-bike, allows users of all ages to traverse longer distances and hilly terrain whilst also cutting down on communal pollution and travelling costs.

Easy to use an e-bike uses the same principles as a regular bicycle in that pedalling is a Continue reading “E-Bikes for Everyone!”

All the news from Paris Auto Show 2018

The Paris Auto Show also known as Mondial de l’Auto, is held every two years in Paris. This year the show is being held in Paris’ Porte de Versailles exhibition center from 4th of October till the 14th of October. It is one of the most important auto shows in Europe and acts as a stage for the debut of many new production and concept cars. Though this year the auto show is quieter than usual it holds the record of the most visited auto show in 2016 by entertaining almost 1.3 million Continue reading “All the news from Paris Auto Show 2018”